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Toronto Zoo is OPEN Labour Day Weekend!

Summer is sadly coming to an end, but there is still lots to do at the Toronto Zoo! Spend your day exploring over 5,000 animals from around the world, including Canada's only giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao. Then, escape the sun by stepping inside one of our five indoor tropical pavilions or cool off at our very own two acre Splash Island. Plus, don't forget to enjoy some close up and personal animal encounters in the

Kids Zoo

be sure to take in one of our daily

Animal Shows

Keeper Talks

 and so much more this long weekend!

Splash Island is open daily from 10:30am to 6:00pm and is added value with your Zoo admission!

There's a new giraffe in town!

The Toronto Zoo's Masai giraffe, Kiko, has been released from CFIA quarantine. Be sure to visit the Masai Giraffe Exhibi, located in the African Savanna, this Labour Day Weekend and give him a warm Canadian welcome.
Kiko arrived to the Toronto Zoo from the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina. Born October 22, 2012 Kiko is almost three years old, and is very close in age to our young female calf Mstari. The Toronto Zoo participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) to ensure we have a healthy self-sustained population of animals that are genetically diverse. Kiko and Mstari will be introduced so they can get to know each other before they hit maturity around five years of age, in hopes that we will have some new baby giraffes added to our Zoo family.

The Thomas the Tank Engine and the Moblees

 are coming to the Toronto Zoo!

Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7,


This Labour Day weekend join us daily from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Courtyard Stage and meet Thomas the Tank Engine! While there stop by and discover the Trackmaster Engines & Playsets Interactive Area! Bring your camera for a fun weekend before the kids go back to school.

Calling all Moblees!

It's The Moblees Super Summer Movin' Tour coming to the Toronto Zoo! The Moblees, kids' favourite television stars, will be performing every day over Labour Day weekend at 10 am at the Waterside Theatre at the Toronto Zoo. The Moblees show is free with your Zoo admission, so bring your family and get ready to move, sing, twist, hop and have a flaptastic time along with Bailey Butterfly, Gisbert Grasshopper, Carlin Caterpillar and Dasha Dog! Then come meet The Moblees in person. They will be available for Meet and Greets throughout the day at 11:30am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-1:00pm, 1:30pm-2:00pm and 2:30pm-3:00pm in the Courtyard.

Upcoming Events


Monday, September 14, 2015 9:30am - 4:30pm - FREE Admission For Seniors 65+

Compass Group Canada, the proud food service provider at the Toronto Zoo, presents 2015 Toronto Zoo Senior's Day on Monday, September 14, 2015. On site promotions will include 10% off, at the Zootique and Panda Shops and 50% off a Toronto Zoo One Year Senior Membership*. Seniors can also purchase, at Peacock Café, a sandwich and a small coffee or tea for only $3.99 plus tax! While here why not take the Zoomobile** to enjoy the full zoo site in style. Zoomobile Ride All Day tickets are only $8 or the "4 Ride All Day Pass for $28"! Don't forget to visit our giant panda pair, Er Shun and Da Mao, the only two giant pandas in Canada. Parking fee $12/vehicle.
*Discount applies to the ONE-YEAR senior membership categories (Senior & Senior Couple) memberships only, valid for in-person/on-site sale only AND valid only on Senior's Day, Monday, September 14, 2015. No rain checks, not valid or TWO-YEAR memberships, discount not applicable on annual parking.

**First Zoomobile departs from the main front entrance station at 9:45am and the last Zoomobile of the day departs at 4:00pm. Fee applies. For more details on Wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicles please

click here. 


Trekking for Rhinos - Ticketed Event

Saturday, September 19, 2015

8:00am - 9:30am

CLICK HERE for more information and to register. 


White Rhino Exhibit and Indian Rhino Exhibit

11:00am - 4:00pm


Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 2015

Front Courtyard Information Booths Open 9:30am - 3:30pm

Free Admission for Educations* + 50% off regular admission for guest.
*Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. Proof of psition is required to redeem offer.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

10:00am - 11:30am, Education Auditorium

Ticketed Event

*Subject to change without notice





Until September 7, 2015: 9:00am to 7:00pm, daily

NEW HOURS as of September 8, 2015:

September 8 to October 31, 2015:
9:30am - 4:30pm, weekdays
9:30am - 6:00pm, weekends/holidays
Last admission's one hour before closing.
The Toronto Zoo is open year round

(except Dec. 25th).


Member Exclusive Early Giant Panda viewing:

Until September 7, 2015: 8:30am - 9:00am, daily 


General Admission (13-64): $28
Seniors (65+): $23
Children (3-12): $18
Children (2 and under): FREE

Members: FREE


Prices include tax as applicable
Parking is $12 year round


For more information, contact Lesley Dean at (416) 392-5939.

Events and admission prices subject to change without notice.
For general information visit



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